The French Cook – Cleanliness in the Kitchen

“Great cleanliness is requisite in the utensils you make use of: entrust to no one but yourself the examination of the copper utensils of the kitchen, which are very dangerous. Every time you use a stew-pan or other utensil, see that it has been well scoured and cleaned. The scullery-maids scour the outside of their…

The French Cook – Cookery as an Art

“Cookery is an art which requires much time, intelligence, and activity to be acquired in its perfection. Every man is not born with the qualifications necessary to constitute a good Cook. The difficulty of attaining to perfection in the art, will be best demonstrated by offering a few observations on some others. Music, dancing, fencing,…

The French Cook – What Is “Cookery?”

“Cookery is an art appreciated by only a very few individuals, an art which requires, in addition to a most diligent and studious application, no small share of intellect, and the strictest sobriety and punctuality; without the latter, the very best Cook is unavoidably deficient in the delicacies of his profession: there are cooks, and…